FHS Nationally Recognized as a 2017 Best High School!

Best High School Us News Bronze

The U.S. News and World Report, headquartered in Washington D.C., has ranked Firelands High School as a top public school in the United States! They have deemed FHS as a high-performing school based on state exam performance and more.

In order to qualify for this award, FHS had to meet and exceed the following expectations:

Students perform better than expected in their state
U.S. News & World Report looked at reading and math results for students on each state’s proficiency tests and then factored in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students, who tend to score lower.

Disadvantaged students perform better than state average
They compared each school’s math and reading proficiency rates for disadvantaged students – black, Hispanic and low-income – with the statewide results for these student groups and then selected schools that were performing better than their state averages.

Student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard
Schools were excluded from consideration if their graduation rates were lower than 75 percent – a threshold that is higher than a federal law that requires states to give extra resources to schools below 67 percent.

Students are prepared for college-level coursework
They calculated a College Readiness Index, which is based on the school’s AP participation rate and how well the students did on those tests.

Our staff is dedicated to helping students reach their fullest potential. We thank them for this prestigious award and we are very pleased that our outstanding students have been recognized in this manner.

To read the summary of ranking, please click here.